Day 36: How to Fight the Enemy
Do you know what your weapons for spiritual warfare are? Learn how to fight the enemy of your soul because the devil has thousands of years experience. From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
You probably know the devil doesn’t want you going forward in God. Remember you aren’t fighting people, but evil spirits (NKJV) Ephesians 6:12:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
You’re up against his thousands of years of experience and you need to be aware of his plan against you. Often he wants to hinder the forthcoming victory in the area that you are working on, but don’t worry because you have spiritual weapons at your disposal.
A Spiritual Battle Needs Spiritual Weapons
The devil wants you to think the weapons God has given you are weird, useless, and foreign so you won’t use them; however, if you don’t fight him, he will lay siege to your faith.
It’s time to gain your victory. An example of this in action is in my last post. If you missed it, you can read it in The Secrets to Working out Your Salvation.
Any problem needs spiritual warfare. Do you know what your weapons for this spiritual warfare are? Let’s have a look:
Weapons for Spiritual Warfare
Note: All of these are Scriptures for spiritual warfare that you can declare in your prayer time!
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 ESV
How many times was someone healed because of their faith!
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 NKJV
The promises of God’s Word are designed to be fruitful.
Name of Jesus
If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:14 ESV
A name filled with so much power that every knee will bow before it (Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10).
Blood of Jesus
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Revelation 12:11 ESV
These kinds of Christians don’t love their life in this world. They are the ones that produce testimonies.
Binding and Loosing
Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18 ESV
What does binding and loosing mean in the Bible?
- Bind: to restrain an evil spirit from moving against you
- Loose: to release the powers of God
Use the opposite of the attack of the enemy (e.g.: Bind evil thoughts. Loose the mind of Christ. Bind self pity. Loose confidence.)
Praise and Worship
Remember King Jehoshaphat? All they did was set the praisers out front and they won the battle supernaturally! (2 Chronicles 20:21-24) The Lord inhabits the praises of His people. When the presence of the Lord comes in, evil spirits move out!
RELATED: Experiencing Remarkable Worship Series
Apply the Word
This section is to help us respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 ESV
Your Action Plan for Using Weapons of Spiritual Warfare
- Write the list of weapons for spiritual warfare in your journal. Don’t leave your weapons laying beside you. Put on the Armor of God, use it and win!
- Take some time right now to warfare! Remember, God gave you power over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). So come boldly before His throne (Hebrews 4:16). Fight because He’s already given you the victory!
What area needs your attentive warfare? What weapon for spiritual warfare will you use first?
I can gain victory through the spiritual weapons at my disposal.
Perfect post for today! Satan has definitely been attacking me the past few weeks, since I started having consistent, focused quiet time. Thanks for the reminder that I have to fight back.
Yeah, he hates that, doesn’t he? I’ll be keeping you in prayer and he is defeated! 🙂 Thanks for reading!
I agree with Amanda……the enemy has been on the attack; we just have to use those weapons to gain the victory. I’m praying for you, too, Amanda! Timely post, Kelly!
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